‘Paws & Stripes’ Graduates 12 Rescue Dogs

By  //  August 30, 2013

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dogs ready for adoption by waiting family

SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: Corrections Deputies Laura Soto and Angela Twigg do an amazing job overseeing this program and engaging the inmates with the dogs to make a positive difference. This program is another example of a great partnership created with our local pet shelters to prepare the dogs that could otherwise not be adopted. (BCSO image)

SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: Corrections Deputies Laura Soto and Angela Twigg do an amazing job overseeing this program and engaging the inmates with the dogs to make a positive difference. This program is another example of a great partnership created with our local pet shelters to prepare the dogs that could otherwise not be adopted. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Today the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office “Paws & Stripes” program held graduation for 12 “Rescue” dogs and their handlers.

 “Paws and Stripes” works in partnership with local animal rescue shelters to provide a safe haven for rescue dogs while also helping to develop the inmates in areas such as responsibility and nurturing. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

“Paws and Stripes” works in partnership with local animal rescue shelters to provide a safe haven for rescue dogs while also helping to develop the inmates in areas such as responsibility and nurturing. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The Paws and Stripes program guides inmates and their “Rescue” dogs through an 11 week program teaching obedience and social skills that prepare the dogs for adoption by a waiting family.

Corrections Deputies Laura Soto and Angela Twigg do an amazing job overseeing this program and engaging the inmates with the dogs to make a positive difference.

This program is another example of a great partnership created with our local pet shelters to prepare the dogs that could otherwise not be adopted.

This program is a win/win for our community! It teaches the inmates the value of compassion, nurturing, and responsibility while helping to save the life of an innocent pet that would love to be adopted as a companion.

If you are interested in adopting one of our “Paws & Stripes” certified dogs visit BrevardSheriffsOffice.org

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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